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A box of donuts, (from top L clockwise) manager's special, traditional glazed, vanilla, pumpkin, chocolate and strawberry, is pictured at a newly opened Dunkin' Donuts store in Santa Monica, California September 2, 2014.

Dunkin’ Donuts customers believe it’s not butter, so they sue

BDN staff reports on April 06, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
The class action against a few groups of franchise owners also would require them to use only real butter for a year.
An oil truck rolled over on Interstate 295 north near exit 4 in South Portland on Monday, Feb. 6.

Fuel truck rollover leads to oil spill in Fore River

BDN staff reports on Feb. 06, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
An oil truck rollover has closed one lane of I-295 northbound in South Portland.
Stearns head coach Nick Cullen celebrates during the Class D North state softball championship game at Coffin Field in Brewer in this June 2016 file photo.

‘Thoughtless, encouraging touch’ led to resignation of Stearns coach

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Nick Cullen’s resignation on Tuesday as the head girls basketball coach at Stearns High School in Millinocket apparently was related to his touching one of his players during a game last Friday night.

Eagle Lake man charged in stabbing incident

BDN staff reports on Jan. 10, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
The 20-year-old victim of an alleged stabbing here on Monday has been transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he is in stable condition, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.
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University of Maine's Andrew Fleming (right) tries for two past Central Connecticut State University during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Wednesday.

UMaine basketball team to protest North Carolina anti-LGBT law

BDN staff reports on Dec. 02, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
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A Bangor Public Works crew installs Bangor's Holiday Tree in West Market Square on Tuesday morning. The balsam fir stands at over 35 feet tall, and was donated by Sprague's Nursery & Garden Center from a private property in Levant.

Christmas tree standing 3½ stories set up for the holidays in downtown Bangor

BDN staff reports on Nov. 29, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
A balsam fir measuring more than 35 feet was erected Tuesday in West Market Square.
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Search for missing Medford woman suspended

BDN staff reports on Nov. 07, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.

2-year-old dies in Burnham tractor accident

BDN staff reports on Oct. 18, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
A 2-year-old died Monday morning when a tractor driven by his grandfather accidentally backed over him, state police said.
Jordan Agger, 20, was injured Monday morning when her car overturned five times off West River Road in Sidney, police said.

Woman’s car rolls 5 times in Sidney crash

BDN staff reports on Oct. 17, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
A local woman was injured Monday morning when her car overturned five times off West River Road in Sidney, police said.

Two brothers arrested for starting car fire that nearly spread to apartment building

BDN staff reports on Oct. 12, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
Two brothers from Waterville were arrested Tuesday and charged with arson for starting a car fire that nearly spread to a three-unit apartment building.

Brewer man arrested for allegedly stealing vehicle, robbing store

BDN staff reports on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
A Brewer man was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a vehicle and robbing a convenience store, according to Bangor police.
Rockland police asked for the public's help in locating this man, who was at Hannaford supermarket in Rockland early Sunday afternoon.

Rockport man charged with theft, burglary after image shared with public

BDN staff reports on Aug. 02, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
After getting the public’s help on Monday to identify a “person of interest” from supermarket surveillance photos, local police have charged a Rockport man with theft and burglary.

Maine book publisher teams up with New York distributor

BDN staff reports on May 12, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
The Thomaston-based publisher of E.B. White’s “One Man’s Meat,” Tillbury House Publishers, has reached a deal to sell and distribute its titles through the New York City publishing house W.W. Norton & Co.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at the building housing Blaze restaurant in West Market Square in downtown Bangor.

Firefighters respond to fire in downtown Bangor

BDN staff reports on May 04, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.

Maine company lands $15M contract for work at Navy sites

By staff reports on May 03, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
The Biddeford-based architecture and engineering firm Oak Point Associates has won a $15 million contract for work with the U.S. Navy, primarily at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and Bangor Police Department will be conducting a drug take back at the Airport Mall parking lot off Union Street in Bangor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Dispose of your old drugs in Bangor Friday and Saturday

BDN staff reports on April 28, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and Bangor Police Department will be conducting a drug take back at the Airport Mall parking lot off Union Street in Bangor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Stephen King talks with BDN's John Holyoke Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at his office in Bangor.

Stephen King answers 5 questions from the BDN

BDN staff reports on April 28, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
We’re always curious about what best-selling author and Bangor resident Stephen King is doing. To find out, the BDN emailed him five questions Thursday morning. Sixteen minutes later, we had our answers.
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New York Jets defensive end Mike DeVito (70) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) for a loss during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field on Nov. 11, 2012.

Mike DeVito: From UMaine Black Bear standout to NFL pro

BDN staff reports on April 11, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
We’ve been covering Mike DeVito’s career since his first days at UMaine, and in light of today’s news, we offer you a look back at some of the highlights of his time on the gridiron
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The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of holding up the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union on Bridge Street on March 28.

Investigators seek help identifying suspect in credit union robbery

BDN staff reports on April 07, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of holding up the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union on Bridge Street on March 28.
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The world's largest single airplane, the Antonov An-225, lands to refuel at Bangor International Airport on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Bangor: The place where diverted flights go

BDN staff reports on April 04, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
Due to its location in the far northeast of the U.S., Bangor International Airport has often been the first place to stop for flights dealing with terror threats or unruly passengers. Here’s a few of our past stories on diverted flights or unusual planes ending up in Bangor.